Yücel Saygın is an Associate Professor of Computer Science with the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabanci University in Turkey. His main research interests include data mining, and privacy preserving data management with recent focus on social media and sentiment analysis. Yücel Saygın has published in international journals like ACM Transactions on Database Systems, VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He co-chaired various conferences and workshops in the area of data mining and privacy preserving data management. He is the Co-founder of SOMATECH (